Comfortable care with great results
So, gum grafts are typically necessary when we see recession. Sometimes there’s also two types of gum tissue in our mouth. Best way to think about it is look at your hand. The back of your hand is soft and squishy, kind of like your cheeks. And then the other part is your palm, where you actually have a lot of friction. Around our teeth, we have what we call keratinized tissue. This tissue is super important to protect the tooth, just like I’d rather rub my hands here, versus have wire brush rub the back of my hands. And so, if we lose that, and the roots are exposed, the roots are more prone to having cavities, and that’s a whole other issue. And so, sometimes we can use gum grafts, be it your own tissue, donor tissue, or even sometimes synthetic tissue. We can help replace that gums, and we just need to take a look at you, and that way we can actually suggest the best outcome for you.